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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Internet of Things and Sensor Networks"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Dongkyun Kim
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Wireless & Mobile Internet Lab., School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: Ad Hoc Networks, Underwater Sensor Networks, Future Internet, Mobile Communications, Vehicular Ad hoc Networks
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Assoc. Prof. Jaime Lloret
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Department of Communications, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Interests: Network Protocols, Network Algorithms, Wireless Sensor Networks, Ad Hoc Networks, Multimedia Streaming
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Prof. Syed Hassan Ahmed
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Department of Computer Science, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA
Interests: Internet of Things (IoT); connected and smart communities; sensors and ad-hoc networks; vehicular communications (V2V, V2I, V2X); next-generation networks (information/content-centric and named data networking); smart and mobile health
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Dr. Muhammad Azfar Yaqub
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Wireless & Mobile Internet Lab., School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
Interests: connected cars; ad hoc networks; Internet of things; wireless sensor networks; video streaming; information centric network; named data networks; future Internet architectures
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There has been some phenomenal research in the past few decades in sensor networks which aims to provide several applications that enable technology-assisted lifestyle, such as medical sensing applications, environmental monitoring applications, military sensing applications, underwater sensing applications, and hazard sensing applications. Similarly, the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm has continuously expanded to cover the applications of many daily life settings. Infrastructures such as smart cities, smart homes, smart buildings, smart health, and connected vehicles that connect our world are based on the single concept of IoT. The goal of IoT is to intelligently monitor, connect, and control networked embedded devices capable of sensing, computing, and communication of the sensed data over the Internet. These devices form a sophisticated interconnected network system that provides efficient transmission of useful measurement information via a distributed sensor network.

The purpose of this annual Special Issue is to gather papers on sensor networks and IoT in a dedicated form to provide a platform for the research community to contribute and direct the development of these technologies. We seek the latest findings from research and ongoing projects relevant to IoT and sensor networks. Additionally, review articles which provide readers with current research trends in both sensor networks and IoT are also welcome. The potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Cross-layer Protocols for sensor networks;
  • Routing protocols for sensor networks;
  • Transport layer protocols for sensor networks;
  • MAC layer protocols for sensor networks;
  • New emerging architectures for IoT and sensor networks;
  • New applications and testbed for IoT and sensor networks;
  • Energy-efficient protocols for WSN and IoT;
  • Energy harvesting/scavenging for WSN and IoT;
  • Security and privacy architectures for WSN and IoT;
  • Interrelationship between WSN and IoT: similarities and differences;
  • WSN aspects that are critical for future IoT;
  • WSN issues and technologies for IoT applications;
  • IoT management and monitoring;
  • IoT platforms for education and applications;
  • Cohesion of WSN and IoT to build a smart home, smart cities, smart buildings;
  • Edge computing, fog computing and cloud computing in IoT;
  • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning in IoT;
  • Data analytics and scalable/parallel/distributed computing algorithms for IoT.

Prof. Dr. Dongkyun Kim
Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri
Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed
Dr. Muhammad Azfar Yaqub
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Energy Efficiency of a Decode-and-Forward Multiple-Relay Network with Rate Adaptive LDPC Codes
Sensors 2019, 19(21), 4793; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19214793 - 04 Nov 2019
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This paper presents cooperative transmission (CT), where multiple relays are used to achieve array and diversity gains, as an enabling technology for Internet of Things (IoT) networks with hardware-limited devices. We investigate a channel coding aided decode-and-forward (DF) relaying network, considering a two-hop [...] Read more.
This paper presents cooperative transmission (CT), where multiple relays are used to achieve array and diversity gains, as an enabling technology for Internet of Things (IoT) networks with hardware-limited devices. We investigate a channel coding aided decode-and-forward (DF) relaying network, considering a two-hop multiple-relay network, where the data transmission between the source and the destination is realized with the help of DF relays. Low density parity check (LDPC) codes are adopted as forward error correction (FEC) codes to encode and decode the data both at the source and relays. We consider both fixed and variable code rates depending upon the quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning such as spectral efficiency and maximum energy efficiency. Furthermore, an optimal power allocation scheme is studied for the cooperative system under the energy efficiency constraint. We present the simulation results of our proposed scheme, compared with conventional methods, which show that if decoupled code rates are used on both hops then a trade-off has to be maintained between system complexity, transmission delay, and bit error rate (BER). Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Internet of Things and Sensor Networks)
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Game Theoretic Solution for Power Management in IoT-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2019, 19(18), 3835; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19183835 - 05 Sep 2019
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Internet of things (IoT) is a very important research area, having many applications such as smart cities, intelligent transportation system, tracing, and smart homes. The underlying technology for IoT are wireless sensor networks (WSN). The selection of cluster head (CH) is significant as [...] Read more.
Internet of things (IoT) is a very important research area, having many applications such as smart cities, intelligent transportation system, tracing, and smart homes. The underlying technology for IoT are wireless sensor networks (WSN). The selection of cluster head (CH) is significant as a part of the WSN’s optimization in the context of energy consumption. In WSNs, the nodes operate on a very limited energy source, therefore, the routing protocols designed must meet the optimal utilization of energy consumption in such networks. Evolutionary games can be designed to meet this aspect by providing an adequately efficient CH selection mechanism. In such types of mechanisms, the network nodes are considered intelligent and independent to select their own strategies. However, the existing mechanisms do not consider a combination of many possible parameters associated with the smart nodes in WSNs, such as remaining energy, selfishness, hop-level, density, and degree of connectivity. In our work, we designed an evolutionary game-based approach for CH selection, combined with some vital parameters associated with sensor nodes and the entire networks. The nodes are assumed to be smart, therefore, the aspect of being selfish is also addressed in this work. The simulation results indicate that our work performs much better than typical evolutionary game-based approaches. Full article
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